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A UCLA-led research team has found an increase in the incidence of domestic violence reports in two cities, Los Angeles and Indianapolis, since stay-at-home restrictions were implemented in March in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the article at the UCLA Newsroom.
Prof. Alessandro Duranti talks to BBC News about greetings. Read the article here.
Daniel Fessler, Professor of Anthropology and Director of the UCLA Bedari Kindness Institute, discusses how an understanding of humanity’s past and present can help us to meet the personal, social, and political challenges posed by the novel coronavirus pandemic.Listen @ College of Letters and Science News
Assistant Professor Hannah Appel’s essay “Debtors of the world, unite!” is featured in the Boston Review.
Brian Wood is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at UCLA. The article is published in PNAS and in addition has been covered in the New York Times.
The live recording of Armchair Expert with guest Prof. Jason De Leon is now available! Hosted by Dax Shepard (UCLA Anthropology, class of 2000) and Monica Padman, Armchair Expert is about “the messiness of being human.” De Leon is professor of Anthropology and Chicana/o Studies, is affiliated with the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, and is the director of […]
Prof. Akhil Gupta, UCLA Professor of Anthropology, has been named president of the American Anthropological Association. The American Anthropological Association is the largest association for professional anthropologists in the world. Prof. Gupta is a sociocultural anthropologist who works on questions of transnational capitalism, infrastructure, and corruption.
Watch the interview with Prof. Fessler here.
Dear friends and colleagues,It is with a heavy heart that I inform you of the passing of Emeritus Professor James Robert Sackett on December 21st, 2019. Professor Sackett received a B.A. in Anthropology from Lawrence College in 1955 (Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and his Ph.D. in Archaeology from Harvard University in 1965. Professor Sackett […]
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